HYACINTH BEAN LAB LAB
Hyacinth bean (lablab bean) is a pole beans cultivar of Fabaceae family of legumes. Lablab bean is probably originated from India, where it is grown in the home-gardens for immature pods, which are eaten as vegetables. The beans are also enjoyed in Japan as fujimame, in the Middle-East, Central America and Brazil.
Fresh beans used in stir-fries, stews; and baked, in salads.
Immature hyacinth pods carry just 46 calories per 100 g; whereas, dry mature seeds contain 344 calories.
Hyacinth beans should only be consumed after thorough cooking. Cooking eliminates toxic substances and makes them safe for consumption.